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UK festival is allowing people to test the purity of their cocaine and ecstasy

Cocaine and ecstasy users have been promised they will not be arrested if they take their drugs to the on-site festival lab run by the charity The Loop … Attendees at the Kendal Calling music festival in Cumbria this past weekend were able to get their pills and powders tested for potency and adulteration without fear of arrest thanks to an on-site lab operated by an NGO.

Organisers claim to have found crushed up malaria medication, insecticide and concrete in the pills tested. “We accept that some people will get drugs on site and some people will be planning to take them so what we’re doing is trying to address any potential health problems,” said Professor Fiona Measham, director of the NGO The Loop. “This is a focus on public health rather than on criminal justice.”

Original Article (Metro.co.uk):
UK festival is allowing people to test the purity of their cocaine and ecstasy
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